MPF Conservation

Mitchell has decades of hands on practice, specialty training and extensive study combine with an ongoing commitment to understanding new information and treatment techniques, allowing MPF Conservation to provide the best ethical conservation / restoration treatment for family heirlooms and museum antiquities.

MPFC is available to assess collections and offer advice on individual treatment plans, to discuss care of your collection, or to talk with your organization about historic preservation issues.

Time Tested Craftsmanship

Mitchell has decades of hands on practice, specialty training and extensive study combine with an ongoing commitment to understanding new information and treatment techniques, allowing MPF Conservation to provide the best ethical conservation / restoration treatment for family heirlooms and museum antiquities.

MPFC is available to assess collections and offer advice on individual treatment plans, to discuss care of your collection, or to talk with your organization about historic preservation issues.

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Services and Specialties

We help people create a living environment that speaks intimately of those who dwell there, honors the architectural legacy of their home, and makes it an important part of their own personal history.

Our projects range from full home restoration to the decoration of a single room. Our consultations assist people in understanding their home’s architectural history so they can make the best decisions in retaining its integrity while making it comfortable to live in today. We specialize in design, color consultation, one of a kind hand-painted friezes and artwork primarily for historic homes.

What People Are Saying…


“Kate and Mitchell Powell worked with great care and expertise on our antique Berkey and Gay oak dining room set, which is over 100 years old. We had 12 pieces restored, including a very large dining room table, eight chairs, a large buffet, a credenza and side board with mirror.  The Powell’s’ understanding of our pieces, the need for special handling in some cases and their attention to detail was exceptional.  The comprehensive restoration process has really brought our furniture back to life. It now has a vibrant, beautiful patina, and we are elated with the results.”

— Jeanne S., Portland, Oregon

“MPFC works tirelessly to provide the best museum conservation service possible — within budget, within client’s needs, and on time. Results exceed expectations and work is performed with the highest level of integrity and expertise.”

— Mary M., NPS Curator

“Mitchell and Kate did a fabulous restoration on my Arne Jacobson Ant chairs and Drop Leaf Table from the 1950’s. They were able to restore my museum quality furniture back to its original quality. I was referred by the Portland Art Museum and their reference gave me the confidence I was looking for.”

— Harriet M., Portland Oregon

“Katie and Mitchell provide outstanding service. The world of antiques can be intimidating. Watching Mitchell unwind the mysteries of an item that is 100 – 200 years old is simply fascinating. Katie’s artistic talents have improved several pieces of furniture in my collection. Their recommendations and insights have given me a new appreciation for my antiques. I will use them again and recommend their services over and over.”

— Brigitte G., Portland, Oregon

“Mitchell and Katie did a fantastic job on my Art Deco sofa and matching chairs, from helping pick out exactly the right fabric to adding beautiful finishing details. Their knowledge of the Art Deco period showed in their historically accurate yet modern approach to rebuilding and upholstering these heirloom pieces. Mitchell’s work was artistic and meticulous.”

— Marilyn J., Seattle, Washington

“Mitchell did the most wonderful job of restoring my badly beaten Paulin chairs. He found a proper replacement fabric, and took them down to their frames in order to repair the uncomfortable seats in a way that preserves their integrity. They are comfy again!”

— Judy P., Ashland, Oregon

Contact Information

 

MPFC is dedicated to supporting local history through education, lectures, and fund-raising. 

For more information on our work and service offerings, please visit our website or call using the information below

503-970-2509
Based in Portland, Oregon

 
 

Learn More About Mitchell and Katie

Mitchell and Katie Powell also have their own website, full of great details examples of their work. Visit the MPF Conservation website online here